Archive for the category "poll"

Spring Break in Vancouver 2011: Readers’ Choice Poll

Comments 121 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Spring Break is just around the corner for many local schools and that may leave parents wondering what kind of activities they can get up to with their kids. I regularly feature parks, community events, and “tourist in your hometown” ideas and the following destinations come to mind: The Britannia Mine Museum Exploring the Harrison/Agassiz […]

Another BC Place Construction Update

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last August, after the iconic marshmallow-like dome of BC Place was deflated and removed, I posted a construction update. Now that all of the masts for the new roof at the stadium are in place, BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) announced today that they expect the project to be complete by September 30th, 2011. Here’s a […]

Vancouver’s Tallest Buildings

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This week there will be a forum regarding building heights in Vancouver ahead of a City vote on proposed height restrictions later this month. The current building height limit in downtown Vancouver is 466 feet, which the Shangri-La currently soars well beyond (see: Higher Building Policy). Here’s a quick comparison of our five highest structures: […]

Gearing up for the Canucks 2010-2011 Season

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tickets for the upcoming 2010-2011 Vancouver Canucks seasons go on sale today. This is the Canucks 40th anniversary season and with changes in the lineup and a new name for their home rink, things have definitely been shaken up a bit. Whether that’s for the better or not is yet to be seen but according […]

Possible Referendum on Whales in Captivity

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Parks Board Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon has put forward a motion that could see the public voting on whether or not we should have whales in captivity in Vancouver [source]. The referendum would take place during the next municipal election in 2011. The Vancouver Aquarium has been around since June of 1956 and in 1975 […]

Stanley Park Name Change Proposed, Xwayxway

Comments 32 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In a recent public appearance Ian Campbell, the Chief of the Squamish First Nation, suggested that Stanley Park return to its original name, Xwayxway (pronounced “kwhy-kway”). This has caused quite a stir locally with the thought of the international impact among other concerns. A Squamish elder raised the idea at the opening Wednesday of Klahowya […]